Tommy Bryant


Age: 56

longtime sheriff of Erath County, Texas who served as one of the lead investigators in the high-profile murder case of former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his shooting partner Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range in February 2013 in which the murder trial of former Marine corporal Eddie Ray Routh would lead to the capital murder conviction for the killings two years later, and who was recently under investigation by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for allegedly cheating on his continuing education training.

Cause of Death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

Born: September 28, 1960

Died: December 20, 2016

Stephenville, Texas